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Entries from August 2008

Sunday Afternoon Update Dept of Laziness & TV

August 31st, 2008 · 18 Comments

Some linkies for you on your boring Sunday afternoon of gluttony and television! It’s a holiday weekend so we probably won’t be doing much on these interets for a couple days. So enjoy it, folks, and eat lots and lots so we may live vicariously through you. Mitch McConnell says Palin is a good pick [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Embarrassing · Giving Back · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Steve Beshear

McConnell Corruption: Threatening USDA Funding

August 31st, 2008 · 3 Comments

John Cheves has uncovered a perfect example of the sickening misdeeds and terrible leadership of Mitch McConnell. While McConnell opposing USDA inspectors for the Tennessee Walking Horse industry may not seem like a big deal on the surface, we encourage you to read up. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pressured the U.S. Department of Agriculture for [...]

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Tags: Bruce Lunsford · Corruption · Journalism · Mainstream · Mitch McConnell · Senate


August 30th, 2008 · Comments Off

We spotted this fancy interview of soon-to-be former chairwoman of the Kentucky Democratic Party, Jennifer Moore, on a bicycle in Denver. Take a look at it and pay close attention to the videographer joking about assassination just days after the brutal and terrible situation in Arkansas. Not even WE would talk about something so stupid. [...]

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Tags: Giving Back · KDP

More Stuff For Your Saturday Morning

August 30th, 2008 · 5 Comments

It’s like Anna Nicole and her elderly husband [Wonkette] Sarah Palin Facts [] GILF graduates to VPILF [VPILF] Sarah Palin once rode a diney-sore [Barefoot & Progressive] No, Republicans, Sarah Palin is not “gay-friendly” or whatever it is you’re calling her. [DailyKos] Paul Begala has it right about John McCain and Sarah Palin [CNN] Sorry, [...]

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Tags: Education · FEAR! · Humor · Investigation · Mainstream · Presidential Race · Robert Felner · The Gays · UofL

Absolutely Hilarious Picture For Your Saturday

August 30th, 2008 · 4 Comments

In other news, HAHAHA! Even CNN says McCain “taps” Palin. Lookit:

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Tags: FEAR! · Humor · Presidential Race

Comment Will Be Great Tonight

August 29th, 2008 · Comments Off

Our favorite politico-newsie show, Comment on Kentucky, will be great tonight. Don’t miss this great KET program. Tonight’s Comment on Kentucky guests are: John Cheves, Lexington Herald-Leader Al Cross, director of the Institute for Rural Journalism at UK Stephenie Steitzer, Courier-Journal Don’t miss it! But if you do, hit up KET’s archive.

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Tags: Journalism · Mainstream

Greg Stumbo and Larry Clark Skirting Ethics

August 29th, 2008 · 30 Comments

I read with great interest a story this Wednesday about Greg Stumbo’s ambitious attempt to become Speaker of the House. In the story, Larry Dale Keeling attempted to paint the picture that Stumbo is outworking current Speaker Jody Richards in his bid to head the State House. Keeling quoted from a story Bill Bartleman, who [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · Frustration · Greg Stumbo · Jody Richards · Mainstream Mistake

League of Conservation Voters Endorses Yarmuth

August 29th, 2008 · 5 Comments

The League of Conservation Voters just endorsed Rep. John Yarmuth: WASHINGTON, DC – Today the League of Conservation Voters (LCV), which works to turn environmental values into national priorities, endorsed Congressman John Yarmuth in his run for reelection in Kentucky’s third Congressional District. “Congressman Yarmuth’s tireless leadership on energy and environmental leadership puts him at [...]

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Tags: Congress · Environment · John Yarmuth

A Look at the Mainstream Behind the Scenes

August 29th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Many have written in to ask us what goes on behind the scenes with the Courier-Journal and other news outlets in the open records request process. And even more want to know what exactly the former paper of record has done so far in the research process/what they plan to do in the future with [...]

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Tags: Education · Flashback · Investigation · Journalism · Mainstream · Robert Felner · UofL

Jim Ramsey Tries In Vain to Cover His Rear

August 29th, 2008 · 79 Comments

Get a load of this: “While we can’t talk about personnel actions, we did take steps to improve the situation,” Ramsey said in the letter dated last Friday. “Rightfully so, we have faculty who are hurt and disappointed by events of the recent years.” Meawhile, I have already published evidence that Ramsey did nothing to [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Embarrassing · Investigation · Robert Felner · UofL